23 November 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A PRIVATE COLLECTOR (LOT 289)
A VIENNA STYLE PORCELAIN COBALT-BLUE GROUND VASE AND COVER, 'WAVES KISS'
LATE 19TH/20TH CENTURY, PROBABLY RUDOLSTADT, IMPRESSED 8, 6003 AND 3, SIGNED SYBEL
Of shield shape, painted after Wertheimer with the 'Kiss of the Wave' depicting a shipwrecked sailor being kissed by an alluring siren in a storm-tossed sea, the reverse with gilt foliate scrolls, flanked by pierced pistol handles suspending rose swags, on a conforming socle and square base
15 in. (38.1 cm.) high (2)
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Gustav Wertheimer, Austrian (1847-1902).
For a similar example offered as part of a pair, compare Christie's, New York, 12 March 1997, lot 22.
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